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Water makes up 80% of our brains so it's important that we drink enough to be able to concentrate - especially in class!
Children should regularly top up their water levels, particularly if it's a sports day or the weather is hot. Not only is water better for them than those high calorie fizzy drinks, it's also much cheaper and available on tap!
When it comes to drinking water, we recommend the recommend the folowing advice:
1. Children and adults should drink between six and eight glasses of water every day.
2. Children will need more water when exercising - to keep them properly hydrated they should drink slowly at 10 -15 minute intervals to replenish any water lost through sweat and continue drinking water after exercising.
3. Lack of water can affect a child's performance so if they're tackling a really tricky equation it might be worth getting them a drink first!
4. Children will love this one - the colour of their wee may indicate that they are dehydrated. They can keep a check on the colour of their urine to make sure they're drinking enough water using our fun peeometers.
Take our tinkle test using one of our free pee-o-meters! Just check the colour of what comes out naturally against the scale.
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